Minecraft To Cease Further Development Support On PS3, PS Vita, Wii U And Xbox 360

4J Studios has announced that they will stop updating Minecraft for the Nintendo Wii U, Xbox 360, PS3, and PS Vita by the end of this year. They are planning to release one last update for these platforms before pulling the plug on them.

This news was shared just after releasing the Holiday update for the PS4. This holiday update is available to download now on the PS4, and it will also release for these legacy systems. However, there are no plans to continue supporting them after this year.

In these tweets, we learn that Minecraft had amassed a grand total of 21 million Xbox 360 players across all these years. While it is unfortunate that these players will have to move on to a newer system, it was still a long time to support such a legacy system.

As for the Nintendo Wii U, PS Vita, and PS3, they will join the Xbox 360 and get the Holiday update along with a new content pack before being shelved for good.

Minecraft has enjoyed a good deal of popularity on almost every console. It is currently available on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC, and iOS/Android store. There is no device available which doesn’t run Minecraft so it is not like those with a legacy system won’t have any choice in what they pick next for their system.

Let us know if you are playing Minecraft on these legacy systems and what do you have to say about this news in the comments below.

Khurram Imtiaz

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